Rhode Island Wing Chun
Develop an Automatic Reflex Response Defense System
Taught by Steve Taylor, 4th Generation Ip Man Lineage

Siu Nim Tao Modules

The idea of modules came to me a couple years back when I was studying neuroanatomy and we were going over how humans in general develop new neuro pathways in very specific ways to learn new muscle memory activities. Through repetitive practice, each way has its own pluses and minuses.

 

a. Blocked Learning: 111, 222, 333

b. Serial Learning: 123, 123, 123

c. Interleaving Learning: 123, 234, 345

d. Sequential Learning: 123, 456, 789

e. Random Learning: 243, 926, 527

 

The above is listed in order. Blocked is the fastest to learn, but the least improvisational, Random is the most difficult but shows the highest understanding with the best improvisation. Traditional Wing Chun forms are performed Sequentially, which is almost the best understanding but also almost the hardest way to learn. We all know that high reps equal better performance. With modular learning we can get much higher reps in a shorter period of time.


1. X LOW TO X HIGH
2. VERTICAL FIST TO CENTER, PUNCH, RETURN
3. TAAN, WU, HUEN. FOOK, WU, HUEN
4. INSIDE PAAK TO INSIDE PALM STRIKE
5. PRESS SIDES, PRESS REAR, PRESS FRONT, LAANS
6. TAKING CENTERLINE
7. PAAK, COLLECTING HAND, STRIKE, RETURN
8. TAAN TO JAAM, TAN TO GAAN
9. BONG, TAAN, TOOK
10. CLEANING HANDS
*Opening sequence (Hoi Ma) is left out because "Measureing YGKYM" doesn't need muscle memory.
**End punching is left out because this has it's own repetitive training.